Local newspaper may have jinxed the St. Louis Blues ahead of Game 6

After the St. Louis Blues dropped Game 6 to the Boston Bruins in the Stanley Cup Final, we may know who’s to blame for the losing effort.

And it won’t be anyone who was wearing a St. Louis jersey.

Ahead of Game 6, with the Blues just one win away from their first championship in team history, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch made quite the gaffe mere hours before puck drop at the Enterprise Center.

The paper, it would appear, had accidentally released content and advertising related to a Stanley Cup victory on the digital version of the publication. And while I’m no expert on the ins and outs of jinxes or jinx protocol, there’s no way this could have been good for the Blues.

A long letter from Tom Stillman, the team’s chairman and governor, as well as a message from Enterprise were among the content that was released.

Following the error, the Post-Dispatch owned up to the mistake on Twitter.

While this response is a clever way to address the issue, you can imagine there were a number of people at the paper who watched Sunday night’s contest just praying that they didn’t jinx the Blues.

The Bruins have been a consistent force in the NHL for the last decade on their own merit and they certainly didn’t need any help from the St. Louis papers ahead of the biggest game in Blues history.

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Boston Bruins right wing David Pastrnak (88), of the Czech Republic, scores a goal against St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington (50) during the third period of Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final Sunday, June 9, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Boston Bruins left wing Brad Marchand (63) celebrates after scoring a goal against the St. Louis Blues during the first period of Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final Sunday, June 9, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
A St. Louis Blues fan reacts as the Boston Bruins pull ahead during the third period of Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final Sunday, June 9, 2019, in St. Louis. The Bruins won 5-1 to even the series 3-3. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask, of Finland, makes a save against the St. Louis Blues during the first period in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Thursday, June 6, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Boston Bruins' Zdeno Chara, of Slovakia, warms up before Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final against the St. Louis Blues, Thursday, June 6, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - JUNE 06: Tuukka Rask #40 of the Boston Bruins allows a second period goal to Ryan O'Reilly (not pictured) #90 of the St. Louis Blues in Game Five of the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Final at TD Garden on June 06, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
ST LOUIS, MISSOURI - JUNE 09: Patrice Bergeron #37 of the Boston Bruins celebrates a first period goal by teammate Brad Marchand (not pictured) past Jordan Binnington #50 of the St. Louis Blues in Game Six of the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Final at Enterprise Center on June 09, 2019 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
Boston Bruins center Sean Kuraly celebrates after scoring against the St. Louis Blues during the first period of Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final Saturday, June 1, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Boston Bruins center Charlie Coyle (13) scores a goal against St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington (50) during the first period of Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final Saturday, June 1, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Boston Bruins center Charlie Coyle (13) scores a goal against St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington (50) during the first period of Game 4 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final Monday, June 3, 2019, in St. Louis. Also defending for the Blues is Jaden Schwartz (17). (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Boston Bruins center Charlie Coyle (13) scores a goal against St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington (50) during the first period in Game 4 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final Monday, June 3, 2019, in St. Louis. (Bruce Bennett/Pool via AP)
Boston Bruins center Charlie Coyle (13) celebrates after scoring against St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington (50) during the first period of Game 4 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final Monday, June 3, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Boston Bruins' Torey Krug (47) and St. Louis Blues' Robert Thomas (18) crash to the ice during the third period in Game 1 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Monday, May 27, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
St. Louis Blues' David Perron (57) rips the helmet off Boston Bruins' Torey Krug (47) during the third period in Game 1 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Monday, May 27, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
St. Louis Blues' Robert Bortuzzo, reacts beside Boston Bruins' Charlie Coyle (13) after scoring a goal during the first period in Game 2 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
ST LOUIS, MISSOURI - JUNE 03: Ryan O'Reilly #90 of the St. Louis Blues celebrates his third period goal at 10:38 against the Boston Bruins in Game Four of the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Final at Enterprise Center on June 03, 2019 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
ST LOUIS, MISSOURI - JUNE 01: Ivan Barbashev #49 (not pictured) of the St. Louis Blues scores a second period goal past Tuukka Rask #40 of the Boston Bruins in Game Three of the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Final at Enterprise Center on June 01, 2019 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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